Ghanaian investigative journalist and chief editor of The Fourth Estate news website, Manasseh Azuri has been named in the Nieman Foundation for Journalism’s 2024 Nieman Fellows.
In this year’s fellow, Manasseh Azure will join other 23 global journalists for a year of study at Harvard University. The nominees will work on enterprising tasks ranging from the climate crisis to artificial intelligence.
For Manasseh, he has been tasked to research sustainable funding and managerial models for nonprofit newsrooms in Africa, where press freedom is increasingly threatened. He will spend two semesters at Havard University to complete his task.
He will join other internationally recognized journalists like James Barragán, Julia Barton Julian Benbow, Elsie Chen, Ben Curtis, Lebo Diseko, Sonya Groysman, Cristela Guerra, and Denise Hruby at Havard University.
They will also cover politics, sports, religion, arts and culture, the environment, human rights, abortion, science and deepening rifts in society, among other subjects.
The Nieman Foundation has selected more than 1,700 journalists from 100 countries for fellowships at Harvard since 1938. In addition to taking classes at the university, fellows participate in a robust Nieman program of seminars, workshops, training sessions and collaborations with Harvard scholars, students and leading innovators in the Cambridge area.